OTW Safety


Join the OTW Safety team

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Job openings

Posted May 16, 2023

Full Job Description

Who We’re Looking For:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced rotational and blow molding plastic engineer to spearhead all engineering related activities. You will act as the primary technical liaison with our partner manufacturing facilities and be responsible for achieving company production priorities. You will be responsible for designing and developing new products and improving/innovating our current products, primarily using rotational and blow molding processes. You will provide technical responses to customer inquiries, conduct competitive analysis, and provide well formulated briefs to company leadership. Initially, this position is not a supervisory position; however, as the company grows it is anticipated that you will take on supervisory responsibility for engineering hires to assist with our engineering related activities.

We are a growing small business that relies on communication and teamwork – you will have regular access to company executives and owners, be routinely asked for input during strategic level discussions, and be expected to make well-informed decisions. Attention to detail, time management, confidence, humility, and excellent communication skills are paramount.

You will be part of an energetic and innovative group of professionals developing world class safety solutions for airports, construction sites, crowd control and security uses. This position requires the confidence to work both independently and in groups, sometimes with outside stakeholders. You must be self-motivated, proactive, and organized.

What You Will Do:
  • Design and develop plastic products and components using rotational, blow, and occasionally injection molding processes.
  • Create CAD drawings for new products, update existing files, and maintain strict revision controls.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to meet project timelines, quality standards and cost targets.
  • Create detailed product specifications, drawings, and engineering documentation for production.
  • Conduct mold flow analysis, finite element analysis, and other simulations to optimize part design and manufacturing processes.
  • Act as primary technical liaison for all manufacturing activities from prototype to production, including troubleshooting and resolving issues that arise during production.
  • Respond to vendor or customer technical or design file requests.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and vendors to source and procure materials and equipment needed for production.
  • Participate in product testing, validation and DFMEA to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Develop and implement quality control processes to ensure products meet customer specifications and quality standards.
  • Provide technical and creative support to sales and marketing teams to assist with customer inquiries and product development.
  • Review products and processes and make suggestions to improve value-stream costs.
  • Perform project related tasks (i.e., project schedules, cost estimates, presentations, etc.) for management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in plastic engineering or related engineering field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in rotational and blow molding plastic product design and development using industry standards.
  • Demonstrated expertise in rotational and blow molding processes, mold design and material selection.
  • Demonstrated technical skills in 3D modeling and CAD software, such as SolidWorks or AutoCAD.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication (both written and spoken) and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills to plan, prioritize and execute assigned work with successful results.
  • Ability to accomplish tasks both individually or collaboratively in a team environment.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in rotational and blow molding plastic product design and development using industry standards.
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience in managing rotational and/or blow molding projects for the design and development of plastic products.
  • Experience implementing Lean Six Sigma Engineering methodologies.
  • Experience implementing Agile Project Management methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead design change across multiple suppliers.
Reports To: Chief Operating Officer
Hours: 40 hrs/week
Compensation: Commensurate with experience; will be part of final negotiation if selected
Compensation & Benefits:
  • Base Salary
  • Spot bonuses
  • Unlimited PTO structure
  • Eight (8) paid holidays per year
  • 100% employee health insurance coverage (Blue Cross/Blue Shield)
  • 100% employee dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Short & Long Term Disability Coverage
Promotion Potential: Supervisory responsibility based on company growth.

Working Conditions:

This position will follow typical office and warehouse hours. On occasion, you may be required to work additional hours as the needs of the company dictate. This position requires frequent computer and telephone use and all appropriate equipment will be provided. You should expect some domestic travel to our partner facilities, test centers, or universities.

Company Background:

OTW Safety was founded in 1993 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They’ve experienced significant growth and expanded market diversity and seek professional individuals with the abilities, motivation, and determination to keep pace with the organization. The executive leadership comes from a varied background and STRONGLY encourages a healthy work/life balance. As a fast-paced,growth-oriented company, OTW Safety prides themselves on their professional customer service and industry knowledge to help solve current and future safety and security challenges.

OTW Safety is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in its workforce.

Work Location:

Salt Lake City, UT and surrounding areas

Job Type: Full-time
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
Experience level: 5 years
Schedule: 8 hour shift
Work setting: In-person, warehouse
Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84104: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
Education: Bachelor’s (Preferred)
Experience: Rotational and blow molding (Preferred), plastics engineering (Preferred)

Work Location: In person